Will they manage to reach the 48 required to trigger a leadership ballot, either this week or next?
Posts Tagged: Sir Graham Brady MP
“It’s very likely that the Prime Minister would win a confidence vote. Then there would be a 12 month gap before it could happen again.”
Which may or may not cast light on why the Chairman of the 1922 Committee must make enquiries about correspondence in his possession.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
If Graham Brady suddenly emerges this week to declare that a confidence vote is on, don’t be taken by surprise.
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
What will happen this week? When could a summit take place? What would the Cabinet say – and what might the Attorney General do?
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
“I’m against an extension to transition”, Rees-Mogg confirms. Plus: How many letters does he think Brady holds? And could there be a second referendum?
Plus: May under fire at home and pressure abroad. And around tables at the heart of Westminster, Labour researchers huddle, as though ready for an election and power.
Stewart Jackson: Mendacity, duplicity, subterfuge and misjudgement. How I saw an establishment coup wreck a clean Brexit.
Number Ten has been desperate from the start that we must remain in the Customs Union – and endure a kind of semi-skimmed faux Brexit.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”.
Brady reports no confidence moves against May that might not be no confidence moves at all.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Alex Morton: The purpose of education is to give people skills for life. And we have lost sight of it.
It would be wrong to try to create a system of conservative indoctrination because so-called progressives have indoctrinated children and students in other ways.